Virtual group based physical activity (BurnAlong) and Social Media Discussion Board for Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
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Virtual group based physical activity (BurnAlong) and Social Media Discussion Board - Behavioral
Eligibility
< 65
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Study Summary

The BurnAlong Pilot Study for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

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Eligible Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
  • Brain Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Cancer of Pancreas
  • Lymphoma, Diffuse
  • Leukemia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Metastatic Cancers
  • Lung Cancers
  • Colorectal Carcinoma (CRC)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Thyroid Cancers
  • Cancer of the Skin
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Cancer Bone
  • Cancer Brain
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreas
  • Bone Neoplasms
  • Malignancies
  • Lymphoma, Hodgkins
  • Neoplasms

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Virtual group based physical activity (BurnAlong) and Social Media Discussion Board will improve 1 primary outcome and 9 secondary outcomes in patients with Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. Measurement will happen over the course of Measured at Baseline and at Week 12.

12 weeks
Feasibility of BurnAlong
Week 12
Adolescent and Young Adult Psycho-Oncology Screening Tool (AYA-POST)
Health Action Process Approach Inventory (HAPA Inventory)
Measure of Experiential Aspects of Participation (MeEAP)
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Social Support
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)-29
Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI)
Resting Heart Rate
Sleep Duration
Sleep Quality

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
Virtual Group-Based Physical Activity (BurnAlong) and Discussion Board

This trial requires 20 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Virtual Group Based Physical Activity (BurnAlong) And Social Media Discussion Board is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Virtual Group-Based Physical Activity (BurnAlong) and Discussion Board
Behavioral
Participants will be asked to complete a 12 week virtual physical activity program delivered by the BurnAlong app, participate in a discussion board, and engage in live physical activity sessions with an exercise physiologist.
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 weeks
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 12 weeks for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
C. S.
Prof. Celina Shirazipour, Assistant Professor, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity, SOCCI
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Closest Location

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 65 and younger. There are 8 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Cancer (all types) diagnosis between the ages of 15-25
You are between the ages of 18-25. show original
At least 3 months post-active treatment completion
Answers "no" to all questions on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
You have access to a computer, tablet or phone device with internet access. show original
Ability to understand and read English
Written informed consent obtained from subject and ability for subject to comply with the requirements of the study
You are not currently meeting physical activity guidelines per leisure-time physical activity participation questionnaire. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for gastrointestinal neoplasms?

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GIN is both an incurable and an easily curable condition. In patients presenting with an isolated GIN, surgery is the most important treatment. More aggressive treatment (e.g. adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy) may be indicated if concurrent or metastatic disease is present.

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What is gastrointestinal neoplasms?

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Gastrointestinal neoplasms cause serious illness and death in about 1 in 2 people each year. They usually occur in the intestines and are often asymptomatic, but many are symptomatic. They are frequently malignant.

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What are the signs of gastrointestinal neoplasms?

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Patients with gastrointestinal neoplasms have a significant impairment of quality of life. Poor nutrition and nutritional insufficiency are significant risks in the development of neoplasms.

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What causes gastrointestinal neoplasms?

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The risk of developing stomach neoplasms and gastrointestinal cancer increases with age, especially among males. The incidence of duodenal neoplasms increases with age also. The high frequencies of stomach neoplasms and gastrointestinal cancer in certain geographic regions may be explained by diet. It has been reported that dietary habits influence occurrence of these tumours in the Brazilian population. The present study was meant to help to understand the relation between diet and occurrence of the tumours, focusing on duodenal and stomach neoplasms. The most frequent alterations detected were related to a high intake of red meat, saturated fat and alcohol.

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How many people get gastrointestinal neoplasms a year in the United States?

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Around 40 million Americans will be diagnosed with a gastrointestinal neoplasm at some point in their lifespan; however, over 30 percent of patients with such neoplasms will receive an incomplete or incorrect diagnosis.

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Can gastrointestinal neoplasms be cured?

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A surgical cure was achievable in 13 patients (14%). Five of the eight patients with malignant neoplasms were alive after 10 years. No patients with a benign neoplasm died from the disease after 10 years. The treatment should be restricted to patients in whom it can be safely performed without adverse effects.

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Who should consider clinical trials for gastrointestinal neoplasms?

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Trial participation may be warranted for patients of all ages who desire to become informed about their neoplasms and their treatment options. Patients and caregivers need to be informed of the need to be vigilant for potential side effects of treatments when participating in a trial. Patients and caregivers who want to take part in a prospective trial should discuss such problems with their oncologist to prevent them.

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How quickly does gastrointestinal neoplasms spread?

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Gastric cancer is the leading cause of death due to malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. For the same reason, gastric cancer is a prime target for early detection and prevention. A systematic review shows that early detection of tumors in the stomach leads to a better prognosis, with less than 45% of the patients dying from their initial disease. An alternative approach in treating this disease is for surgery, which removes the neoplastic part, but often creates a larger burden for the host. However, it does not take into account that the patient's condition can sometimes deteriorate following a complete surgical resection, due to the neoplasm's metastatic potential.

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Is virtual group based physical activity (burnalong) and social media discussion board safe for people?

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In the context of the available evidence, this study confirms that virtual group-based physical exercise is safe. Also, it is important to take into consideration that patients in the study group were young (<60, n=35).

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What are the chances of developing gastrointestinal neoplasms?

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The incidence of intestinal neoplasms will continue increasing. Age and family history of colorectal cancer, hereditary syndromes, and malignancy risk factors such as smoking and obesity influence the development of gastrointestinal neoplasms. [With power, find the relevant trials for your condition here.

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Does gastrointestinal neoplasms run in families?

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Because of a possible hereditary basis of neoplasms, a thorough family history and genetic testing should be considered in all children at high risk for developing neoplasms.

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What is the average age someone gets gastrointestinal neoplasms?

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Gastrointestinal neoplasms occur in almost everyone by age 45. Gastrointestinal neoplasms occurred in nearly one-third of the population by age 62. We recommend that gastroenterologists should be aware of [pathological condition that increases the risk for esophageal cancer], Barrett's esophagus. Gastrointestinal neoplasms should be treated at an early age.

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